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    then Sangers it is
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Keeping aside - who would make the better No.3 as a pure batsman? Sangakkara or Dravid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Keeping aside - who would make the better No.3 as a pure batsman? Sangakkara or Dravid?
    Dravid for me at the moment but that's just based on longevity really and Sanga's career is still going. Wouldn't be surprised if I changed my mind by the time Sanga retired.
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    Looks like really a tough choice between Sanga and Dravid. I think somehow both should be included in Asia XI, therefore I stand firmly on my chosen XI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Keeping aside - who would make the better No.3 as a pure batsman? Sangakkara or Dravid?
    Sanga's awesome but just a tad overrated imo. He hasnt really done brilliantly in overseas conditions yet. Dravid's career too had its holes, like his poor record in South Africa, but had numerous stunning, epic performances overseas throughout his career.
    Sanga still has a few years left in him so he can definitely end up better, but right now, imo Dravid quite easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    Looks like really a tough choice between Sanga and Dravid. I think somehow both should be included in Asia XI, therefore I stand firmly on my chosen XI.
    Yep. The reason Sanga doesn't keep for Sri Lanka is the fact that they realise they can get more out of him as a number three batsman. If you're not going to pick him as a number three batsman, or even if you would but recognise that you have someone else of a very similar quality, there is absolutely no reason at all not to give him the gloves and bat him a bit lower.

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    Dravid is the better batsman, especially at 3, and Sangakkara, while not quite as good as Gilly was, was a more than competent keeper.

    Asian XI

    Sunil Gavaskar
    Vijay Merchant / Virender Sehwag
    Rahul Dravid
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Javed Miandad
    Kumar Sangakkara +
    Mushtaq Mohammad
    Imran Khan
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Muttiah Muralitharan
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    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Sangakkara was a very good wicket keeper. Just because he could bat doesn't mean his keeping was poor. Was about as good as Gilchrist with the gloves IMO.
    Yeah I am in the wrong here, I actually rate Sanga's keeping as pretty decent, my apologies

    would still take Engineer though.
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    From 1965 to 1975 Engineer's most common batting position was opener, and he averaged 33.

    In four of those years he averaged more than 40 runs against good opposition. Therefore, we can safely say that in the safe haven of No.7 he would have averaged about the same as Sangakkara did while keeping.

    Therefore - Probable similar average, attacking batsman, and a better keeper by most accounts - Engineer over Sangakkara for me. But I would still want Sangakkara in the team as the best No.3 batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli_fan View Post
    1 Sunil Gavaskar
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    3 Viv Richards
    4 Sachin Tendulkar
    5 Rahul Dravid
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    Would be even stranger than Jager's if it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohli_fan View Post
    1 Sunil Gavaskar
    2 Matthew Hayden
    3 Viv Richards
    4 Sachin Tendulkar
    5 Rahul Dravid
    6 Brian Lara
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    If it's a personal favourite XI - which it surely must be as it's obviously not a greatest XI - then he's at liberty to choose whoever he likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    If it's a personal favourite XI - which it surely must be as it's obviously not a greatest XI - then he's at liberty to choose whoever he likes.
    It was just a straight up troll.



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